The animal became a “thou” instead of an “it”—a being to be experienced rather than an instrument of gratification.
Knismolagnia This is the technical name for sexual arousal or gratification from the act of tickling.
Or, really, giving us the gratification of seeing him get caught?
The gratification is faster with articles, because potentially you can write them in a day or a few days.
America is “gratification nation” and we like ours immediate or, at least, annually.
I remember once calling out, with gratification and pride, "He loves me!"
There are desires that remain, when the gratification of them has become impossible.
Her face, though not handsome, was pleasing, and her dark eyes shone with gratification at the attention she attracted.
"Well," said Marco, with an expression of gratification at the proposal.
On the contrary, his passion for learning seemed to increase with the diminution of the time available for its gratification.
1590s, from Middle French gratification or directly from Latin gratificationem (nominative gratificatio) "obligingness, complaisance," noun of action from past participle stem of gratificari (see gratify).